Here are 2 excellent videos produced by Kate Ten Eyck and Joseph Smolinksi, friends of the Jonah Center. These works of environmental art were projected onto the white walls of the pedestrian tunnel under Route 9 during the Riverfront Encounter Festival at Harbor Park, Middletown, in May 2016.
Tides by Kate Ten Eyck — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viwcecoGVO0&sns=em
This animation takes the viewer into the mystery of tides, waves, and the creatures that inhabit the watery underworld.
Downstream, by Joseph Smolinski — https://vimeo.com/167206035
This two channel video follows two local rivers, Sumner Brook and the Coginchaug River, that flow into the Connecticut River. The right side of the video is filmed upstream while the left is filmed downstream. The installation is projected on opposing walls so the viewer can pass through a virtual flow of water. Note the rich soundtrack of river sounds. Throughout the video sculptural compositions appear that were made by collecting debris, 3D scanning the objects and then compositing them into the footage. This project was filmed in the Spring, 2016, through a grant from Wesleyan University Center for Fine Art. The Jonah Center assisted through site selection and by identifying access points.